when launching a new model in a country, car manufacturer will make sure the 1st batch with the least or probably zero quality issues in order to attain good review and feedback to further boost their sales
in fact kia forte has received high points from customer's survey done in other part of the world
only in Msia naza is offering the shortest warranty coverage
battery issues, pulling left are minor issues and can be rectified easily, even forte steer slightly to the left.....
a number of Peugeot owners would disagree with your last statement about minor issues. Based on what I'm reading, some of them had their car batteries die on them twice (after replacement). Add to that, there appears to be some unwritten clause that the battery is only insured for 6 months or something so need to fork out money. And the pulling left problem, while not evident in all the cars, it still a nuisance to those to do have the problem because Naza/Peugeot dont have a solution.
But I'm not trying to bash the car because I know there are always problems regardless of what car you drive, depending on your luck. But what I'd to know is whether the distributor is 1)knowledgeable and 2)reliable when faced with these problems. At the moment the consensus from the Peugeot owners is that the car is superb but the a-s-s is pathetic (though they agree the driving pleasure makes up for the hassle).
If forte is a more or less trouble free car, then I would mind the purchase too much as I would have limited interaction with Naza. But in the off chance, I turn out to be one of the unlcky ones, that I'd like to know Naza has my back, so to speak.